1962 WEST NEW GUINEA – GB…U.N.T.E.A . … [19617]

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1962 (Oct 16) Plain envelope to Teighmouth bearing D.N.G. Birds 10c & Queen Wilhelmina 30c overprinted UNTEA making 40c rate tied Veldpost /97 cds located Biak …………………………………………………………
United Nations Temporary Executive Authority (U.N.T.E.A.) was the result of a dispute between the recent Independent Indonesia & the Netherlands where Indonesia claimed the territory while the Dutch claimed the residents were not Indonesian. In December 1961 Indonesia landed paratroops that ultimately led to the establishment of U.N.T.E.A. in October 1962 that lasted until 1 May 1963.

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